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    Archive for May, 2008

    Monday Moanin’

    Monday, May 19th, 2008

    I hardly qualify as a classicist, but I’ve read a lot of mythology, most of Plato, chunks of Aristotle, and an assortment of others. Despite this hobby, I’d never ran across this piece of information that is probably fairly basic (as far as classical information goes): In Greek tradition, the Seven Sages or Seven Wise [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, May 18th, 2008

    “There is no doubt that through the reading of the Sacred Scriptures the soul is set aflame in God and becomes purified from all vices.” St. Jerome

    A Quote for No-Blogging Saturday

    Saturday, May 17th, 2008

    “Today, whole classes of people get their jollies and puff themselves up by denigrating and denouncing American society. Such people are a major influence in our media, in our educational system and among all sorts of vocal activists. Nothing illustrates their power to distort reality like the way they seize upon slavery to denounce American [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, May 16th, 2008

    It’s drinkin’ time. First, it’s Michigan Week. All three of my long-time fans know that I have a hard time finding beer at Michigan Week. But I’ve got it licked now. The festival is held on U.S. 12, right in front of my law office. My firm owns the small park/yard on the corner of [...]

    Thursday: Slow Blogging Continues Amid Family Commitments

    Thursday, May 15th, 2008

    From a 1970s Steve Martin act: I’m into bread. I love money, I love everything about money, I love to eat it. Money. They say you can’t take it with you? I’m taking it with me. I’m into bread. I love bread. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. [...]

    The Wednesday Eudemon

    Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

    TV, reality show, and a new form of slumming. It’s a lot of fun, until the hooded gang members want to know whatcha doin’ on their turf: Fox network is set to announce “Secret Millionaire,” a new series from RDF USA in which wealthy benefactors go undercover in impoverished neighborhoods. For about 10 days, a [...]

    No Eudemon in Cleveland

    Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

    Not on Youtube: Up to 15 people chased a man, then kicked and beat him to death on the street. Before police arrived, one attacker urinated on the victim’s head. It happened in Cleveland, “within a 10-minute drive of the city’s skyscrapers, sports venues and tourist attractions.” Back in the 1990s, people started telling me [...]

    Monday Moanin’

    Monday, May 12th, 2008

    Mother’s Day went well. I started it by breaking my boycott of McDonald’s and bringing my wife a breakfast burrito early in the morning. We then went to church, after which I bought her seven roses (a right-to-life fundraiser). After church, we gave Marie her presents, exercised, then went to see Speed Racer. That was [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, May 11th, 2008

    “Prayer refines the soul and makes us particularly apt to understand other people. Also, it increases our generosity, our optimism, our affability in social relations, and our gratitude–all being virtues that facilitate the way of friendship for the Christian.” Francis Fernandez, In Conversation with God

    Something for No-Blogging Saturday

    Saturday, May 10th, 2008

    I only remembered 10. My brother who is three-and-a-half years older is “Older than Dirt.” Older Than Dirt Quiz Count all the ones that you remember, NOT the ones you were told about! Your ratings at the bottom. 1. Blackjack chewing gum 2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water 3. Candy cigarettes 4. Soda [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, May 9th, 2008

    I took off most of Wednesday to attend the Chamber of Commerce golf outing. Whatta mistake. I thought I had an easy day of work ahead of me on Thursday (a mop up day to get some old projects done), so I thoroughly enjoyed myself, still made it to my son’s little league game, then [...]

    Thursday Miscellany

    Thursday, May 8th, 2008

    You can’t hide your lying eyes: Uncontrollable Muscles in the Face Reveal Lying, New Research Shows. Via. Excerpts: Those instances, less than a second long, are called micro-expressions, long believed to be incredibly brief expressions formed by muscles in the human face that are beyond control. Porter, who has been studying deceptive behavior for 15 [...]

     


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